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Shuster Votes to Repeal Obamacare

WashingtonCongressman Bill Shuster voted today along with 229 other members of the House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare.  Half of all Americans say they don’t understand the law enough to determine how it will impact their family, and it has become blatantly obvious that neither does the Obama Administration. Families do not need one more piece of uncertainty in these trying times.

“Obamacare will wreak havoc on our economy and is a gross overreach of government power. Americans need healthcare that will allow them to see the doctors they want and to not have to worry if they will be able to pay the bill.

Republicans once again are leading the charge against Obamacare and it is my hope that Senate Majority Leader Reid gives the Senate the chance to vote to repeal Obamacare.  It is time the Senate listened to the concerns of the American people. Regardless, I will continue to do everything I can to repeal Obamacare and replace it with reforms that make sense,” said Shuster.

-       Twenty to sixty-five million Americans could lose their employer-sponsored health insurance.

-       Individuals with health insurance will see an average premium increase of thirty-two to forty percent.

-       Almost half of Pennsylvania’s seniors on Medicare Advantage will lose it. Those that don’t lose their coverage will see a significant cut. 

-       Twenty-five percent of Pennsylvania doctors will stop accepting Medicare patients.

-       Obamacare will cut $3,637 in Medicare Advantage services for every Pennsylvanian enrolled in the program: a 27% cut.

-       Obamacare to cut Medicare by $11,996 per Pennsylvania retiree.

“These numbers are not reassuring. The American people deserve better. They deserve common sense reforms and health care that allows them to keep the service they have come to know,” Shuster added.